Mini blueberry pies are a delicious bite-sized treat. The star garnish makes the pies a patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July!
Ahh finally… summer is arriving. Beach picnics and barbecues, the days of outdoor entertaining are here! For Memorial Day I volunteered to bring dessert so I baked mini blueberry pies topped with little stars!
The dessert dish obviously needed a patriotic flare for the national holiday and what’s more American than pie? I reached for my favorite fruit (blueberries!) and headed to the kitchen to get baking.
To make the dessert easy to transfer and appealing to guests of all ages, I downsized the dessert into mini blueberry pies. It’s remarkably easy to do. Simply use a 2-inch round cookie cutter to create dough circles, place them in a mini muffin tin, fill with blueberry filling and bake!
And to make the mini pies extra patriotic, I used a cookie cutter to create mini stars as the topping. I suggest baking the stars separately and as soon as the mini blueberry pies come out of the oven, top them with the already baked stars.
If you bake the stars on top of the mini pies, the deep color of the blueberry filling seeps into the doughy stars. For the best looking mini pies, bake the stars separately!
The patriotic flare will be a hit at the Memorial Day (or Fourth of July) picnic. Guests will also be a fan of the mini size.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m at a picnic, I tend to load up my plate with a little bit of everything. By the time dessert comes around I only have room for one or two bites!
Problem solved. These mini blueberry pies are literally two bites. Believe me, I gave them a test run (or two).
Mini blueberry pies are undoubtedly a crowd pleaser and with the star topping they make the perfect patriotic dessert! Enjoy the long weekend and here’s to a fun-filled summer!